Through the Years: See the Judds’ Career in Pictures
Naomi and Wynonna Judd entertained fans for years as the Judds before going on hiatus in the early 1990s. And while Wynonna went on to have a successful solo career, it was together that the mother and daughter would leave a lasting mark. The gallery of photos above celebrates important milestones in the career of the Judds.
Wynonna and Naomi started playing together in 1976, with Wynonna serving as more of a guitar player and background vocalist. The pair bit the bullet and moved to Nashville three years later to pursue their dreams of taking over country music, releasing their first EP, Wynonna and Naomi, in 1983. The self-titled brought with it "Mama He's Crazy," the duo's first hit which topped the charts at No. 1. The Judds then released their first studio album in 1985, and four more No. 1s hits followed, with two songs winning the duo Grammy awards.
Together, the Judds released six studio albums before a farewell tour in 1991. Since then, they've reunited for the occasional performance, but not until 2015 did they officially return to the stage for a full-on reunion: The Judds took on Las Vegas' Venetian for a residency titled Girls Night Out.
On Aug. 16, 2021, they were formally announced as inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame's next class, Modern Era.